Saturday, July 31, 2010

Trash or Treasures?

Today was Saturday and during the summer months that means garage sales!! I wish that I could say that I have always loved vintage items since I was a child, but that is just not the case. Vintage and old worn out distressed items has been an acquired taste for me, kinda like blue cheese dressing. Yes, I like blue cheese dressing... So every since then garage sales have taken on a whole new meaning.

Some of the stuff I found today would be considered vintage collectables and some of it just stuff I simply like. You be the judge... did I find some trash or treasure?

The first items I am going to exhibit are these great jars! I found them on the bottom shelf of one the garages having a sale. There was a little tag that read "Old Jars $1.50 each". I am not real up on prices of antiques but the few times that I have seen these for sale lately they have wanted alot more than $1.50. Some of you seasoned buyers and sellers will have to let me know if I got a good deal or not.


I seem to be partial to the ones that have the date on them. This one says July 14, 1908.

Maybe someone can tell me who made this little jar. It was with the rest of them but did not have any imprints. I just thought it was cute, and when I asked the guy about it he threw it in for free.

Now for the next exhibit. My samsonite luggage in a pretty blue. I see alot of luggage but have never seen one in blue and never in this good of condition. Had to have it!

Even had the key!

I could just picture it sitting open in my craft room full of goodies that I have gotten from dear friends on the internet and swaps... I almost forgot to tell you the price... $5.00.

I have been on the hunt for wooden shelves in good condition that I can repaint and shabby up a bit. Here is one of my finds today for $2.00. I will have to post again after I give it a make-over and let you know how it turned out.

Last and least....

Here is a blue shelf I picked up for "free". Price doesn't get any better than that! I really like the wire in the heart cutout. Going to paint and shabby this up a bit to.

Total today is $14.50.

You tell me, Trash or Treasure?

Until Next Time... Take Care!


  1. This is an easy one....all treasures. Great haul!

  2. Hi Sherry -thanks for visiting my blog and for sweet comment, sorry it took me so long time to come to your blog, Sherry you have found lots of wonderful treasures, love the little blue shelf, it's so sweet with the heart, you have an great tutorial about making tags, thanks Sherry for sharing, I will try it, I love tags, have a nice sunday.

  3. Treasures for sure! Great finds!

  4. I have never seen the shadowbox shelf in blue.
    The suitcase looks like my sister's in the early 70's. My brother had his first job at JCP and bought it for her birthday with his discount.
    I think it is great a jar has the year marked on it.

    Thanks for telling me about PBs. I'll have to look it up.

  5. Hi Sherry, treasure treasure treasure! I love them did good, girl!

    Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the bloggerrettes! I have been through your town many many times..we used to live just west of Olympia and went to Portland all the time. I am missing WA state so much especially in the summer as it is so hot her and I miss all that green..

    Stop by anytime, I will save you as a fave and will sign up to follow..would love to get to know you better!

    Sunday blessings,

  6. Wow can I go yard saling with you? It would take me all summer to find such wonderful treasures over here in Yakima.
    TFS your treasures. Happy Saling. Tee hee :)
    Hugs & Blessings

  7. Those are some great treasures!!! Thats the kind of stuff I have all around the house. Some of them are painted, some not, some chippy paint. I collect the blue mason jars like that but dont like to pay more than 3 dollars at the most for one (and only if he has a lid)
    Come pick me up next time you go.

  8. Hi Sherry...Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment on my blog today :) :) :) so I decided to return the favor :) :) :) Oh my goodness, I saw this post cool is this? I love to go shopping at yard sales and thrift stores..when money permits..but it's always the coolest thing when I find a really great deal. I do post about that on my blog every time I find something!!! I love it!!! Have a great week. Love and hugs, Heather :)

  9. Hi Sherry, Thanks for your visit. Love your red shelf and love the tag you made with the word hope. I read your profile and it sounds like you have a lot of great things going on in your life. I want to wish you well in your endeavors! Love your banner and background, too. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Hey Sherry, Just wanted to thank you for some inspiration I just gleaned from looking at your old suitcase. I have one in tan that's been in our attic for years. I just had the idea to deck it out in vintage decor and use it as part of our missions display when we go on furlough and visit churches next time. Hmmmm.....thanks!

  11. Oh my gosh! This is really funny... A few days ago I helped my neighbor with her garage sale and we sold some antique jars just like those for $1.50 each! :) It wasn't on a bottom shelf, though. I agree with you... they're treasure! I love that kind of old jars!

  12. I had to smile when I saw the suitcase,,,I had the exact one for years, traveled with it too. Now wheels on suitcases rule. I think all the treasures were bargans,,whatcha going to put in the jars?

  13. the bottles and suitcase? definitely treasures!


  14. Hi Sherry, Thanks for your visit today and welcome to the sisters sorority. You got some great finds here. I have the large hat box luggage in blue to match your piece. You're off to a wonderful beginning with your bloggy. come visit again. Hugs, Mollye

  15. Just having a browse through your blog (lovely stuff by the way!) when i saw all the stuff you got cheap. Absolutely beautiful! Loving the shelves. Wish i could be lucky enough to find stuff like that over here in the UK. I have subscribed to your blog and i can't wait to see what you do with them!!!!! x

  16. You have some good finds there. I haven't priced jars in some time. I have several of that style, but in blue. They were my Grandmothers. Packed away somewhere, I think I have a similar suitcase. Never thought of using it in the craft room.

  17. My favorite book is the Harry Potter series because it is a fantasy adventure book!


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